Aimee Melaugh

Aimee Melaugh, Supporting Cast, painting, 167 x 205 x 5.5 cm

Year: 2019

Medium(s); oil on canvas


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Artist - Selected Recognitions

  • Award-winning artist, including Royal Ulster Academy Award
  • Works in public collections, including Arts Council of Northern Ireland, University of Ulster, Belfast

Further information

About this painting, commentary by Aimee Melaugh

Supporting Cast is a large scale oil painting based on false identities. The painting playfully hints at narcissistic tendencies and examines the idea of exposing someone’s true authentic form after their mask has slipped and everything has been stripped away.

‘Supporting Cast’ was inspired by the idea of how narcissists often cast victims to play a role in their life, merely for their own self gain. A mask can be seen in the centre of the painting, hinting at how narcissists often have tendencies to cover up their true self with a disguise.  The painting develops around this focal point through an explosion of objects such as a balloon and rubik’s cube which portray a sense of naivety and hint at child-like games.